Emma has completed filming her next project, REGRESSION, written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar. Emma will star in the thriller opposite Oscar nominated Ethan Hawke. Set in Minnesota 1990, REGRESSION tells the story of Detective Bruce Kenner (Hawke) who investigates the case of young Angela, played by Emma, who accuses her father of sexual abuse. The film is expected to be released in 2015.
Emma has also recently completed filming the thriller COLONIA with Daniel Bruhl, directed by the Oscar winning Florian Gallenberger. Inspired by true events, Emma and Daniel play a young couple who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973.
Emma is set to begin filming the live-action version of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST where she play the iconic role of Belle. She will starring opposite Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Emma Thompson. The film will be released in 2016.
Following this, Emma will play ‘Kelsea Glynn ‘in the film adaptation of THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING, Erika Johansen’s page-turner of a novel about a young woman raised by foster parents in a cottage hidden away in a remote forest. On her 19th birthday, Kelsea is removed from her home to take her rightful place as sovereign of a fictional post-utopian country that hides dark secrets and is menaced by a neighbouring monarch. The screenplay for THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING has been written by Mark L. Smith. David Heyman will be producing the film and Emma will also serve as an executive producer. David and Emma worked together on all the Harry Potter films. The producer snapped up the rights to J. K. Rowling’s Potter series very early, before publication; and he and Warner Bros have done the same thing with the Tearling trilogy. Filming is due to commence in 2016.
In 2012 Emma was honoured with the Calvin Klein Emerging Star Award at the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards. In 2013, Emma was awarded the Trailblazer Award at the MTV Movie Awards in April and was honoured with the GQ Woman of the Year Award. Most recently Emma was honoured as ‘British Artist of the Year’ at the 2014 BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards.
Further to her acting career, Emma is a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN WOMEN, promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.